Browse Popular Magazines & Newspapers
Stories about sports, recreation, or wellness appear all the time in magazines such as Time, Forbes, or Science News. Browse through some recent issues of these magazines for articles that catch your eye. Starting with popular source articles can be a great jumping off place for further research.
Explore the Topic Finder feature in the Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine database. This tool allows you to search basic keywords such as "football helmets" and see what other terms are heavily associated with it. This way you may discover how your topic links to other areas of research.
A useful strategy for research is to identify an organization method that works for you as you gather your research. Keeping yourself organized as a research will help you better make connections between sources and help further your ideas. One tool you can use to help keep yourself organized is Zotero. Zotero is a reference management software that helps you store, organize, and cite information.
The Zotero tool is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux users. You can choose to download "Zotero for Firefox" which will link with your Firefox browser or download the "Zotero Standalone" option which will allow you to use the web browser of your choice. If you are using the Standalone client, first download Zotero and then add the appropriate browser extension for your prefered web browser.